1. ZZ Top

That little ol’ band from Texas return to the UK for a one-off show at Wembley, joined by very special guests Thunder. ZZ Top have been together for more than 40 years and never once has their line-up changed. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, ranked in the Top 50 VH1 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and, since the 1980s, have had a string of massive hits, spawning some of the most instantly recognisable singles within the genre – Gimme All Your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, La Grange and Legs, to name just a few.

  • SSE Arena Wembley, Engineers Way, Wembley, June 24, 7pm. Details: 0844 815 0815, ssearena.co.uk

2. Music from America

Harrow Philharmonic Choir presents its summer concert, featuring arrangements for choir from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, show songs by Stephen Sondheim, and numbers by Aaron Copland – as well as one or two surprise items. A lovely way to spend a Saturday evening and the chance for you to see the choir in action if you’re thinking about joining – they’re always looking for new members.

  • Wealdstone Methodist Church, Locket Road, Wealdstone, June 20, 7.30pm. Details: 020 8904 4644, harrowphil.co.uk

3. Bye Bye Baby

Go back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, whose songs graced such films as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing and Grease. From their beginnings in the 1950s, when Frankie first joined the group, this show tells the whole story, with world-class vocals and harmonies, snappy choreography, and a vast catalogue of hits, including Beggin’, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Let’s Hang On, Who Loves You, December ’63 (Oh What a Night), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Fallen Angel and Grease. It will be an unforgettable night.

  • Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, June 18, 7.30pm. Details: 020 8561 8371, becktheatre.org.uk

4. Frame the World

Throughout June, this large selection of student art will be exhibited in the hallways of the Harrow Arts Centre. It is made up of a wide variety of works on paper and canvas, including portraits, still life and landscapes. More than 50 children, aged five to 15, and a handful of adults, all students of Harrow artist Lisa Marsh, have taken part. This is the second annual exhibition of their artwork at the centre, following the well-received Observed and Imagined collection in May last year.

  • Harrow Arts Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, until June 30. Details: 020 8416 8989, harrowarts.com

5. Speak Your Mind

The leading open mic night in the area returns to give a voice to the best local writers and musicians. It’s a great mix of beginners, published writers and professional performers, with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, and always includes performances that are fresh and exciting.

  • Upstairs Gallery, West House, Pinner Memorial Park, Pinner, June 18, 7.15pm to 9.30pm. Details: phil.lawder@gmail.com, harrowarts.com